'Almost half of self-employed lost jobs, financially not ready for MCO extension'

Modified 9 Apr 2020, 6:31 am

Almost half of all self-employed Malaysians have lost their jobs and are financially not ready to face an extension of the movement control order, according to a survey by the Department of Statistics.

The online survey covering 168,182 respondents from March 23 to 31 found those who are self-employed to be the worst-hit by the economic downturn brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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